Americana Music Fest 2015: 27 Must-See Acts

From big names like Jewel and Lee Ann Womack to buzz acts JD McPherson and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the can't-miss artists at this year's gathering

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Whitney Rose
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Whitney Rose

It's a pretty strong seal of approval to get a nod from the Mavericks' Raul Malo — and it's another thing entirely to impress him so much that he offers to produce your album (and bring along a few bandmates for the ride). Such is the case with Whitney Rose, who hails from the remote Canadian outpost of Prince Edward Island but sounds like someone who discovered classic country crooners like Patsy Cline and George Jones with enough years and miles in between to mold an original yet suitably vintage spin. Malo brought glints of his Tejano touch to her newest release, Heartbreaker of the Year, which playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang. (Saturday, September 19th, the High Watt, 8:00 p.m.) M.M.

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